The attack took place in Hassokhel town, 25 kilometres east of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan, which is a known stronghold of Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked militants.
The drone fired four missiles around 1 a.m. at a house and a vehicle in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
Monday’s drone strike is the 16th of its kind (counted on daily basis) in Pakistan since the beginning of this year. To date,at least 117 people have reportedly been killed in such strikes in 2012.
“The US drones targeting a militant compound and a vehicle fired four missiles killing five rebels,” a Pakistani security official said, adding that the compound came under attack for a second time after some 20 minutes, with US drones firing four more missiles.